Manuel Akanji gets words of praise thanks to his good development at Borussia Dortmund. There are no inquiries for two sales candidates. The news and rumors about BVB.
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BVB, News: Sebastian Kehl praises Manuel Akanji
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Especially under Edin Terzic, Manuel Akanji has stabilized enormously in the last second half of the season and performed well. The central defender also played a strong role with Switzerland at the European Championship, although he missed on penalties in the quarter-finals against Spain.
The rising form has not escaped the BVB managers, as licensed player manager Sebastian Kehl now in kicker proved: “Manu has taken a big step forward, both on and off the pitch. We are very happy with his development over the past year.”
Above all, Kehl praises the passing rate and duel behavior of the Swiss as “outstandingly good”. Kehl continues: “My impression is that he has gained even more strength and stability thanks to his strong EURO. That is very good for him and us. Manu will be very important for us this season.”
BVB, Transfers: No requests for Bürki and Wolf
Borussia Dortmund will only make further transfers if players leave the club beforehand. In particular, goalkeeper Roman Bürki (30) and Marius Wolf (26), who has returned from a loan from Cologne, should leave BVB by August 31.
According to information from picture However, there are no requests for either player – a loan should not be an option either. BVB allegedly wants to see a fee of around five million euros each for Bürki and Wolf.
What complicates the matter are the well-paid contracts of the two: These will each run until 2023, and the salary in both cases should be around five million euros annually. Bürki and Wolf only want to do without this if a suitable offer is received. Especially in the case of Wolf this should be difficult after he tore ankle ligament during preparation.
BVB, News: Weidenfeller compares Haaland and Lewandowski
The long-time Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller has with Sport1 made a comparison between BVB striker Erling Haaland and Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski. “Erling is of course much younger than Lewandowski. And at that age, I would say Lewandowski was not that far,” said Weidenfeller about Haaland, who was eleven years his junior.
In Weidenfeller’s eyes, Lewandowski (32), who ran for Borussia between 2010 and 2014, “only developed his qualities at a later date”. In the meantime the Pole is “a world-class player, on the level of Ronaldo and so on” for his former teammate.
Weidenfeller believes in great things about the Norwegian, who scored all three goals in Dortmund’s 3-0 cup success in the first round against Wehen Wiesbaden: “Haaland has the opportunity to have a really great career and win big titles.”
BVB, News: Ricken and Kohler become heroes at FIFA 22
EA Sports’ video game FIFA 22 will be released in October. EA Sports has now announced the so-called “Heroes” for the Ultimate Team mode, where you can put together your own team and draw on many legendary players from the past.
19 of them are known so far – including two former BVB professionals, as has now been published: Lars Ricken and Jürgen Kohler will be part of the “Heroes” that can be selected in FIFA 22.
The rating has also already been determined: Kohler has an 89, Ricken an 85. Both players won the 1997 Champions League with BVB. Ricken is still employed by the club today and has been the youth coordinator since 2008.